Preston North End defender to miss derby against Blackpool through suspension
Preston North End defender Liam Lindsay will miss tomorrow night’s derby against Blackpool through suspension.
The Scotsman was sent-off during Preston’s 1-0 defeat to Derby County on Saturday.
The dismissal came after just 32 minutes for bringing down Tom Lawrence who was clear on goal.
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It was a straight red card for denying an opponent a goalscoring opportunity which carries a one-game ban.
However, with it being his second dismissal of the season there is an extra game’s suspension.
Lindsay was sent-off at Coventry City on February 26 for two bookings.
The centre-half will miss the games against Blackpool on Tuesday night and Saturday’s clash with Queens Park Rangers at Deepdale.
It was a 10 vs 10 game when the Rams scored their 80th minute winner through substitute Ravel Morrison.
North End manager Ryan Lowe said: “Liam got caught on the wrong side. In the rule back it says that is a red card, so I’m not going to argue.
"He needs to not get done on that side and be in a position where he had to do something stupid.
"I thought the lads equipped themselves well after the sending-off, we look solid and resolute.
"Then their lad got sent-off and I thought we would then be in the ascendancy and it would flatten them a bit.
“But the reverse happened, it went the other way and Derby got into the ascendancy and found a way to win it.”
Since beating Bournemouth in March, Preston have gone three games without a win – losing their last two.
They’ve also failed to hit the back of the net during those three games as well.